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    Default 1000 books in 2019

    Let's continue the tradition of this thread for...wow, 5 years now!

    The goal, just like in the previous 4 years, is to read at least a 1000 comic book issues in 365 days, starting today!

    Keep us updated of your progress and if you fancy write a few lines about what you've read, what you liked and disliked, just to keep things interesting and informative (even if you just pick your favourite and least favourite of your batch).

    Usually a 22 pages comic counts as one issue, in case of other formats just divide it with 22. If you feel like your 48 pages long French album is really wordy and takes just as long to read as a 120pg american tpb then feel free to count it as 3 or even 5 issues, nobody gonna shout at you, it's all for fun.

    Feel free to adjust the volume of the challenge depending on your circumstances. If you think you can only manage to read 300 issues this year, you are still more then welcome to participate. Same if you think you will read way more than a 1000 issues.

    Happy reading folks!

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    Glad that we are continuing this tradition, it's one of my favourite threads to visit. I am going for more conservative targets for 2019, given my rate in 2018 and the fact that I've just started a PhD. I will also not be buying much this year, which means that I will get to revisit some of my favourites, which is nice I also intend to keep a slightly more in depth record of my reading.


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    Comics - 1000
    Books - 30


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    Complete Reading Record 2019

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    2016: 1182
    2017: 1058
    2018: 1070 & 5 prose

    Sub-Mariner MMW 1 11 issues (1/4)
    Sub-Mariner MMW 2 9 issues (1/6)
    Sub-Mariner MMW 3 12 issues (1/12)
    Sub-Mariner MMW 4 12 issues (1/15)
    Dragon Ball Super Vol 1 8 issues (187 pgs) (1/16)
    Dragon Ball Super Vol 2 9 issues (213 pgs) (1/17)
    Dragon Ball Super Vol 3 9 issues (205 pgs) (1/19)
    Sub-Mariner MMW 5 14 issues (2/6)
    Black Hammer Library Edition 1 14 issues (2/9)
    Sub-Mariner MMW 6 12 issues (2/11)
    Sub-Mariner MMW 7 11 issues (2/13)
    Sub-Mariner MMW 8 13 issues (2/16)
    The Incredible Hulk SA Omnibus 29 issues (3/9)
    Dragon Ball Super Vol 3 9 issues (205 pgs) (3/15)
    Dragon Ball Super Vol 4 8 issues (186 pgs) (3/15)
    The Incredible Hulk MMW 4 9 issues (3/19)
    The Incredible Hulk MMW 5 11 issues (3/21)
    The Incredible Hulk MMW 6 13 issues (3/29)
    The Incredible Hulk MMW 7 12 issues (4/3)
    The Incredible Hulk MMW 8 12 issues (4/10)
    The Incredible Hulk MMW 9 14 issues (4/22)
    The Incredible Hulk MMW 10 13 issues (4/30)
    Web of Spider-Man #69 1 issue (5/4)
    Under the Moon FCBD 1 issue (5/4)
    Lady Mechanika FCBD 1 issue (5/4)
    The Incredible Hulk MMW 11 13 issues (5/7)
    The Incredible Hulk MMW 12 14 issues (5/15)

    Total: 294 issues
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    Will be using this post as my master list and editing it like crazy.

    WEEKLY GOAL: 21 issues
    MONTHLY GOAL: 84 issues

    Jan Total: 79
    Feb Total: 43
    Mar Total: 40
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    10 -The Swords of Glass OGN 212p
    03 -Castle in the Stars v1 64p
    03 -Castle in the Stars v2 64p
    09 -Animosity Year One
    06 -Wayward v4
    06 -Wayward v5
    06 -Sleepless v1
    06 -Skin and Earth v1
    14 -Moon Knight v Lemire
    13 -Upgrade Soul OGN 272p
    01 -Invaders
    01 -Marvel Comics Presents 1
    01 -Fantastic Four 1

    07 -Wonder Woman Earth One v1 144p
    06 -Wonder Woman Earth One v2 120p
    16 -Avengers No Surrender
    00 -Doctor Strange Damnation
    06 -Jean Grey v1
    08 -Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant v1 176p

    01 - Invaders 2
    04 -Black Science v7
    04 -Black Science v8
    04 -East of West v8
    08 -Ogre Gods: Petit v1 174p
    07 -Monstress v1
    06 -Monstress v2
    06 -Monstress v3

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    Got close last year, I'm hoping I'll crack 1000 in 2019. Below is the master list.

    YEARLY TOTAL = 94
    January: 94
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    DC

    - The Flash by Mark Waid Book 3 TPB (15)
    - The Omega Men TPB (12)

    Marvel

    - Annihilation Complete Collection Vol. 1 TPB (17)
    - Daredevil by Bendis Ultimate Collection Book 1 TPB (19)
    - The Immortal Hulk Vol. 1 TPB (6)
    - Spider-Man: Big Time Complete Collection Vol. 2 TPB (17)

    Manga

    - One-Punch Man Vol. 2 (8)
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    After sad showings of 169 in 2017 and 127 in 2018, I am determined to hit 365 this year.

    On my reading list: Conan (1970's Marvel and recent Dark Horse); Wonder Woman (1980's George Perez); Buffy (Dark Horse season 8); Batman (No Man's Land & Hush; plus some Golden Age, Grant Morrison omni if I get to it).

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    Hello. Long time lurker, second time poster. I took part in last year's challenge, from a distance as i wasn't a member. I didn't record the number of issues I read, though. My goal is to read at least 3 issues a day, a number that will easily meet the challenge.


    January: 36
    Sweet Tooth Deluxe 2-3 (28)
    Patience (8)

    February: 122
    Daytripper Deluxe (10)
    I Am A Hero Omnibus 1 (22)
    Chew Deluxe 1-6 (63)
    Lone Wolf and Cub Omnibus 1 (12)
    Alex and Ada Deluxe (15)

    March: 119
    Fables Deluxe 1-10 (100)
    MIND MGMT Deluxe 1-3(18)
    Lazarus Rise (1)

    April: 154
    Fables 11-15 (50)
    Mind MGMT Deluxe 4-6(19)
    Alita Battle Angel 1-6 (65)
    Saga Deluxe 1 (18)
    How to Talk to Girls at Parties (3)

    May: 60
    Saga Deluxe 2 (18)
    The Sculptor (5)
    Punk Rock Jesus (6)
    Queen Emeraldas 1-2 (19)
    Dept. H 1-4: 12...
    Sunstone Deluxe 1-2: ...
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    Total: 491
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoked Ham View Post
    Hello. Long time lurker, second time poster. I took part in last year's challenge, from a distance as i wasn't a member. I didn't record the number of issues I read, though. My goal is to read at least 3 issues a day, a number that will easily meet the challenge.


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    Welcome to the light, so good to see you out of the dark

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    I've loved this club, even if I don't check in so often. I went from barely keeping up with new purchases in 2016 to keeping up with ALL of Marvel and DC in 2018! Looking forward to a new year of reading at least 2,019 comics, and maybe more than that.
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    2018: ~700 and a couple of books.

    2019:
    January:
    Obscure cities #4 (The Road to Armilia) by Benoît Peeters and François Schuiten. A truly remarkable series, the fourth installment is more a picture book than a comic/gn. I enjoyed the first 3 parts more. 100 pages, 5 issues.
    Obscure cities #5 (Brüsel). I liked this one a lot. It's sorta satirical criticism on the urban planning of Brussels in the last 150 years. There are a few articles on the start to inform the reader so it's more understandable. It gets real weird toward the end, reminded me of some of Moebius' solo works. Around 130 pages, or 6 issues.
    Obscure cities #6 (The leaning girl). Read this once before a few years ago. The leaning girl was introduced as a short illustrated story in #4 of the series, and here is developed further into a gn. Parallel to it there's a photo-story and the two mix near the end. Again, an unusual and intriguing story with spectacular art. 165 pages or 8 issues.
    Pinocchio (Winshluss) - A loose adaptation of the classic we all know. weird piece of artsy comic, maybe a bit over-the-top. Mixed feels. ~185 pages, ~8 issues
    Obscure cities #7 (a man's shadow) - not as interesting as the others. After consuming a strange medicine a man has troubles with his shadow. ~90 pages, 4 issues
    Obscure cities #8 (invisible border) - nice one. A cartographer who respects old illustrated maps gets dragged into a conspiracy. sorta. 140 pages, 6 issues.
    Obscure cities #9 (grain of sand theory) - interesting but felt a bit dragged. A strange tribesman comes to the city and interesting phenomena start. Mary, the once leaning child, tries to solve the mysteries. 120 pages so around 6 issues
    Polar vol.1-2 (Victor Santos) - enjoyable, but not much substance. A poor man's Frank Miller. 320 pages, ~14 iss.
    Jeremiah integrals 5 & 6 (Hermann) - interesting and easy read as usual. Six episodes/albums, 288 pages, 13 issues
    Marcel LaBrume (Micheluzzi, Attilio) - it's 1940, LaBrume doesn't care much for the war but somehow gets involved.. obviously draws a lot from Casablanca and it's set on the Levant and Maghreb regions. Wonderful simple graphic style of Micheluzzi. ~145 pages, 7 issues
    Terre-Neuvas (Chaboute) - a thriller set on a cod fishing boat of the coast of Newfoundland. Interesting. 120 pages, 5 issues on account of not much text.
    Monsieur désire? (Hubert/Augustin) - a satirical tale depicting aristocratic decadence of early victorian era. The comic is followed by a few articles accompanied with historical illustrations that give a deeper insight into english society in the mid 19th century. 94 pages but i'll count 5 issues due to some 12 pages more of just txt.
    Universal War One (Denis Bajram) - A stunning space time-travel epic. A must read for any SF fan. ~300 pages, 13 issues (6 albums).

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    February:
    Celeste (I. N. J. Culbard, SelfMadeHero) - Intriguing but the point escapes me. 192 pages, 8 issues.
    Punisher MAX Omnibus 1-2 - Pretty good, loved the Barracuda parts. Around 1800 pages, around 75 issues i think.

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    March:
    Streak of chalk (M.Prado, NBM) - Short but compelling erotic drama with a mindfuck twist. 90 pages or 4 issues.
    Les vieux fourneaux (The old furnaces) albums 1-4 - afaik this is a bestselling title in the french market now, and it's made into a movie also.. It's about three old guys who still have some fire in them. It's funny but also satirical on today's society. Dunno if there's an english translation. 230 Pages, 10 issues.
    Olympian dream (Reinhard Kleist) - A bio graphic novel about the tragic life of Somalian olympian runner Samia Yusuf Omar. 150 pages, 7 issues
    The black aurora - a comic by local scene artists.Psychedelic and trippy mixed bag. Prolly the worst art in any published comic i've seen so far, but i respect the effort. 120 pages, 6 issues.
    Hashish - Another local product. Henri Michaux, a notable french surrealist, had some thoughts on the way hashish affected him (in comparison with mescaline). Those writings are here visually interpreted by macedonian artist (and friend of mine) Gjorgje Jovanovic. 64 pages, or 3 issues.
    How to talk to girls at parties (Gaiman/Ba-Moon) - Overrated. 64 pages, 3 issues.
    Sexcastle - Funny. 200 pages, 9 issues.
    the White lama (Jodo/Bess) - Great art, but boring to me. 290 pages, 13 issues.

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    April:
    Hellboy LE 1-3 - My fav comic. but first LE read. Magical. 894 pages, 40 issues
    Paying for it (Chester Brown) - Interesting. 292 pages, 13 issues. The comic is around 230 pages, and then a lot of text pages (notes etc) but whatever.
    Gypsy omnibus - Meh, too plain and too cheesy. 368 pgs, 16 issues.

    January: 100 (~2200 pages)
    February: 83 (~2000 pages)
    March: 55 (1210 pages)
    April: 69 (1550 pages)
    2019: 307
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    Only hit 662 issues this year but really want to hit the target this year! Here's my master list.

    January: 67
    February: 51
    March: 41
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    Year Total: 159


    Happy reading everyone!

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    January:

    Men of wrath deluxe (5)
    Ex Machina omnibus (54)
    Grass Kings 1 (6)
    Black Hammer Library edition (14)
    The Witcher Library edition (16)
    Harrow County Library edition (8)
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IDW collection 8 (17)
    Blueberry omnibus 7 (Dutch edition) (10)
    Injection deluxe 1 (15)

    Total: 145
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    January
    Aquaman by Johns omnibus: (31 issues) My first Aquaman series and a great start to the year.
    Global Frequency Deluxe: (12 issues) Good comics, but I think my expectations were too high going into this. I kept waiting for the different one-issue stories to culminate in an amazing finale, much like Planetary. So I was disappointed when that didn't happen.
    Usagi Yojimbo Saga 3: (22 issues) I'm now over half way through this series and the quality is so consistent. I'll be sad to get to the end.
    Deadly Class Deluxe 1-2: (31 issues) Absolutely amazing in parts, very good in others. Didn't take to the main character though.
    Usagi Yojimbo Saga 4: (22 issues) The best volume yet!
    Silver Surfer Omnibus: (30 issues) Another great read, I've had a great month. The ending was good, but not as good as I'd heard.
    Joe The Barbarian: (8 issues) Took a while to get into, I ended up having to start again and binge over a weekend. definitely not a good one to read an issue a night just before bed.
    Usagi Yojimbo Saga 5: (22 issues) I'm running out of things to say about how much I enjoy this, but I do!

    Total for month: 178 issues
    Total for year: 178 issues

    February
    Sweet Tooth Deluxe 1-3: (40 issues) I've just picked up lots of Vertigo stuff I never got around to reading before. I hope it's as high a quality as Sweet Tooth.
    Usagi Yojimbo Saga 6: (22 issues) I can't think of anything which has been at such a consistent standard for such a long period of time.
    Scalped TP 1-10: (60 issues) Gave up on waiting for an omnibus to be announced and picked up the trades.
    Usagi Yojimbo Saga 7: (22 issues) Hope the next volume comes out on time after I heard about the character going to IDW.
    Darth Vader Omnibus: (29 issues) Loved the premise and initial interactions of Vader, didn't maintain that level of quality, but still good enough to convince me to pick up the upcoming SW omnibus.
    Injection Deluxe: (15 issues) Far preferred it to Global Frequency.

    Total for month: 188 issues
    Total for year: 366 issues

    March
    Masters of the Universe Omnibus: (63 issues) I wasn't expecting great things from this, but it was worse than I expected. I'll probably end up selling this one when I can recoup my money.
    100 Bullets TP1-5: (101 issues) A really good read, but at times I felt like I could have done with a cheat sheet to remember certain names/characters!
    Punisher Max Omnibus 1: (34 issues) After hearing someone on the forum say this was better than Preacher I finally got around to reading it. They were right, hope the second volume's as good!

    Total for month: 198 issues
    Total for year: 564 issues

    April
    Star Wars Omnibus: (47 issues) I enjoy Aaron's writing and this was decent, but the whole thing just felt redundant in a way the Darth Vader omnibus didn't. I knew Luke wasn't going to receive any Jedi training, that C3PO would be rescued, etc.
    Conan Chronicles 1-2 by Busiek: (40 issues) Really happy to finally own this as, like many people, I missed out on the Dark Horse volumes.
    Punisher Max Omnibus 2: 12 issues in and it's a great read. Ennis' fixation with male genital mutilation is getting a bit repetitive though.

    Total for month: 99 issues
    Total for year: 663 issues
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    To Read:
    American Vampire Omnibus
    Batman Incorporated TP 1-3
    Batman and Robin HC 4-7
    Berserk deluxe 1
    Bone One Volume Edition
    BPRD Hell on Earth 3-5
    Catwoman by Brubaker TP 3
    Chew HB 1-6
    Crime Noir Omnibus
    DMZ Deluxe 1-5
    Deadenders TP
    East of West 1-2
    Fables deluxe 1-15
    From Hell TP
    Invisibles Omnibus
    Izombie Omnibus
    Locke and Key
    Men of Wrath Deluxe
    Mind MGMT HC 1-6
    Papergirls Deluxe 2
    Rebirth TP's (various)
    Sandman Omnibus 1-3
    Sheriff of Babylon Deluxe
    Spaceman Deluxe
    Walking Dead TP 31

    Animal Man Deluxe 1
    Promethea deluxe 1
    Teen Titans Omnibus 3
    Teen Titans Omnibus by Johns
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    Hmm probably tapped out around 450 last year

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